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What is Reality?

The concept of Reality is profusely used in posts, replies, comments and arguments. But the fundamental and strongest meaning of Reality seems very confusing and subject to multiple interpretations.
Is "reality" something to do with the past? Is there any reality in the future?
Our human nature, evidently equipped with a collection of senses, seems to be designed to operate in a timeless environment, where there is no past or future.
We can only see, hear, smell, touch and taste IN THE PRESENT.
If we consider the intellect a 6th sense we can only think in the present too!
The present, but the actual present is a very narrow point between what is called past (actually memory) and future (actually dreams).
Or is it we can call "present" part of the past or even worse, a segment of the future?
People, mostly intellectuals have a very diluted sense of the Present. Some speak of the "present years"; others of the "present centuries", which seems to be a total aberration of what the Present actually is!
The Present is OUR Moment of Power. We can only act in the Present.
Or is it any other way?
According to most psychology views, a person is suffering from some mental dysfunction in proportion with his or her separation from the actual, the real Present.
Certainly we can do NOTHING in the past. The same is true in the future.
Of course we can study the past, we can imagine about it, we can accept many fantasies about the past but we can do it all NOW!
Yes, we can make plans, we can speculate about the future, we can even predict it but we do it all NOW!
All those appreciations of time are illusory as the only time we have is NOW. Our NOW is permanent, never changing but always different!
We can't trap it as if we do we are holding to the past and getting out of focus from the actual Reality.
Can it be different?
Could it be there is something more REAL than the subtle, fast moving, always staying, never delayed, never going ahead PRESENT?
I am really interested

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    Jul 22 2013: Change is reality.

    Every moment, every second the world is changing.
    In a moment furure arrives and become present and present becomes past.

    Past is only in thoughts, pictures and history books.

    Present is changing every second and becoming past.

    Future no body has seen and is yet to arrive.

    Change is the constant feature which nobody living or non living can escape.
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      Jul 23 2013: I like your description Adesh!

      It helps us realize what I said before: The Present, no matter how elusive, is our ONLY MOMENT OF POWER.
      Our Present Reality, which by deduction is very short and fugitive can be expanded by making each of those instants fruitful and connected.
      I will talk in general about this ideas later.
      Thanks for your contribution!
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        Jul 24 2013: Live in the moment.

        This moment is real.

        which by deduction is very short and fugitive can be expanded by making each of those instants fruitful and connected. Thanks Mike.

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